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Nath Gbikpi

Senior associate solicitor

Nath is a solicitor with almost a decade's experience in immigration, asylum and British nationality law

Human rights Immigration Windrush

Nath has particular expertise with applications based on domestic abuse; applications based on family and private life; fresh claims and asylum claims on the basis of sexual identity; and applications by children in care and care leavers. Nath is also part of the team that is looking into reparations claims relating to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

What the directories say

She's really excellent, and very good with clients.

Chambers and partners 2023

What people say

"My experience with Leigh Day was great! Nath is such a phenomenal emigration lawyer." - Mar Caan via Trustpilot

"My solicitor Nath Gbikpi helped my immigration application with her professional legal skill, outstanding service and compassion." - JD via Trustpilot

"Nath's analysis of legal changes and how she articulates it really stands out. She is clearly someone who is marked out to be a thought leader in the area of immigration." - Chambers and Partners 2023

Legal expertise

Nath was the instructing solicitor in the recent Administrative Court case of AM v SSHD [2022] EWHC 2591. As a result of the judgment, the Home Office will need to introduce a route for victims of transnational marriage abandonment to return to the UK.

Nath also lodged one of the three judicial reviews which resulted in the Home Office conceding that their entry clearance fee waiver policy was unlawful, and as a result of which they updated their guidance and introduced a clear process to submit an entry clearance fee waiver application.

Nath spent six years at a boutique immigration practice ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Partners, before working at a reputable law centre for two years.

Nath is a Visiting Fellow in Practice at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Nath has also volunteered for Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre and Rainbow Migration, and served as a board member of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI). She writes regularly for the reputable Free Movement blog.

Nath co-founded the ILPA Well-Being Working Group in 2018, and is one of the co-convenors of the ILPA Family and Personal Migration Working Group. Nath also frequently delivers trainings for ILPA.

What the directories say

She is incredible. Her star will shine very brightly over the next few years.

Chambers and partners 2023


Undergraduate: SOAS
Masters: Oxford University


Member of ILPA

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